Ian Leslie

20 Added | 2 Magazines | 15 Likes | 1 Follower | @Ian118 | Keep up with Ian Leslie on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ian Leslie”

How long is the oil market cycle?

Oil is now clearly a cyclical commodity that is in a period of over-supply. According to recent commentaries from the International Energy Agency, …


A Point of View: Does atheism have to be anti-religious?

<b>We tend to understand atheism as a war between religion and science - but in earlier times atheism was both more complex and more rich, says philosopher John Gray.</b><p>In recent years we've come to think of atheism as an evangelical creed not unlike Christianity. An atheist, we tend to assume, is …


What 11 Successful People Wish They Knew About Money in Their 20s

Even the wealthiest, most successful people are prone to making money mistakes.<p>Billionaire and investor Mark Cuban misused his credit cards at a …


Artist illustrates modern day life and it’s terrifying

This world is doomed.<p>We might as well pack it up and leave, because modern society has ruined everything.<p>The human race are zombies to technology, …

The fastest spaceships from all different sci-fi universes stacked up against each other in one infographic

But what about compared to spaceships in other sci-fi universes?<p>This awesome Fat Wallet graphic has the answer. It ranks spaceships featured in popular sci-fi stories from slowest to fastest.<p>It's divided between ships that are slower than the speed of light and ships that are faster than the speed …

Science Fiction

John Oliver to America: Why Aren't You Upset About Torture?

The comedian hired Helen Mirren to undo Jack Bauer's influence.<p>"We tortured some folks."<p>President Obama's reaction to the recent <i>Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture</i> stirred the American public last August. People were enraged about the military's shady business. At least, for a day or …

Game of Thrones

An Introduction to the Literary Philosophy of Marcel Proust, Presented in a Monty Python-Style Animation

Those who know the name Marcel Proust, if not his work itself, know it as that of the most solitary and introspective of writers—a name become an …


The highs of trail running in the Alps

I am a runner. A city runner to be exact. My terrain is the flat plain of the streets and parks of London, where the marathon takes place tomorrow. I do<p>10km runs three times a week. I am very fit — at least I thought I was, until I went trail running in the Alps.<p>I joined Julia Tregaskis-Allen, …

8 Behaviors to Avoid to Keep You Motivated

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …


Apple Stock: The Difference Between Trading And Investing

Investing is as much about financial numbers and understanding a company’s products, competitors and markets as it is about having a feeling for the non-quantifiable or psychological aspects to the stock. I use fundamental analysis much more than technical aspects when buying or selling a stock but …


In the Mood for... Paradoxes

“I’m drawn to objects that juxtapose seemingly contradictory ideas,” says Alexander Wang, Balenciaga’s creative director. “It’s arresting when something mundane is done in an über-luxurious way. That has become a through line for how I approach design—I love a good surprise.”

5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one could have taught you more about starting a company than Steve Jobs, and I had the privilege and honor of working for him in the Macintosh division of Apple.<p>Over the course of several years, and then watching him for another two …


8 Objects Interior Designers Love To Collect

The treasured things decor aesthetes always tend to gravitate towards.<p><b>1. Blue and white ginger jars.</b><p><b>2. Fashion, design, travel, and art coffee table books.</b><p><b>3. Shagreen.</b><p><b>4. Umbrellas.</b><p><b>5. Malachite.</b><p><b>6. Matchstrikers.</b><p><b>7. Trinket boxes.</b><p><b>8. Porcelain plates.</b><p><i>Is there anything we left out? Tell us below!</i>

MPs: UK 'needs to prepare' for driverless cars

<b>The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said.</b><p>Liability for crashes and how drivers will be trained and licensed need to be looked at now, according to the Commons transport committee.<p>People also need to be reassured …

Driverless Cars

Why migration is changing almost everything

<b>Everything is changing. Well, almost everything... That's the message in the projections calculated by Oxford University's Migration Observatory team who have come up with a fascinating glimpse at the shape of England.</b><p>The BBC has published figures from Oxford which, although they have limitations, …

United Kingdom

Remodeling 101: Polished Concrete Floors

Concrete is the Cinderella of flooring materials. Long relegated to life as a subfloor–and covered up by a host of materials deemed more suitable for …

BEFORE & AFTER: A Dull, Awkward Room Made Fabulous With Flea Market Finds

A small parlor gets a jaw-dropping new look thanks to Lara Spencer, in her new book, Flea Market Fabulous<p>A small parlor gets a jaw-dropping new look thanks to Lara Spencer, in her new book, Flea Market Fabulous